Clearwater Fishing Charters

Why Choose Our Fishing Charters

Introduction to Clearwater Fishing Charters

Welcome to the serene waters and bountiful fishing grounds of Clearwater, Florida, where the fishing adventure of your dreams awaits. At Skinny Water Charters, we’ve been leading the way in inshore and flats fishing since 1997, providing unparalleled fishing experiences in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas. Our passion for fishing and dedication to our guests shines through in every charter, ensuring a memorable day on the water for anglers of all levels.

Why Choose Our Fishing Charters

Personalized Fishing Experience

At Skinny Water Charters, we understand that every angler has their unique preferences and skill levels. That’s why we offer personalized fishing trips, tailored to meet the needs and desires of our guests. Whether you’re aiming for a trophy catch or simply looking to enjoy a day surrounded by nature, we’ve got you covered.

Expert Guidance from Capt. Craig Lahr

Captain Craig Lahr isn’t just any charter captain; he’s a seasoned guide with more than two decades of experience in these waters. His deep understanding of fish behavior, weather conditions, and local hotspots ensures a fruitful fishing adventure. Guests frequently praise his expertise and commitment to their enjoyment.

The Fishing Adventures We Offer

Specializing in flats fishing, we offer a variety of fishing experiences from battling the mighty tarpon in the backwaters to chasing snook on the lush grass flats. Our charters offer something for everyone:

  • Half-day and full-day excursions
  • Targeting a wide range of species including trout, redfish, snook, mackerel, shark, cobia, and grouper
  • Techniques ranging from casting with artificial or live bait to traditional fishing and fly fishing

What Sets Us Apart

Unrivaled Local Expertise

Our deep connection to the Clearwater area and its marine ecosystem sets us apart from other charters. Capt. Craig’s extensive experience and keen understanding of the local waters ensure that we navigate you to the best fishing spots, promising not just a trip, but an adventure.

A Family-Friendly Atmosphere

We believe fishing is a family affair and strive to provide a welcoming environment for anglers of all ages. Our charters are designed to engage and excite, providing an excellent opportunity for families to bond and create lasting memories.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Skinny Water Charters, we are deeply committed to preserving the beauty and bounty of Clearwater’s marine environment for future generations. We practice catch and release for certain species and adhere to all local fishing regulations, ensuring a sustainable and responsible fishing experience.

Making Memories on the Water

No matter if it’s your first time holding a fishing rod or if you’re an experienced angler, fishing with us is not just about the catch; it’s about the experience. Watching the sunrise over the horizon, feeling the sudden tug on your line, and sharing laughs with family and friends, these are the moments we cherish at Skinny Water Charters.

Book Your Clearwater Fishing Adventure

Ready to embark on a fishing adventure in Clearwater? Contact Skinny Water Charters today to book your trip. With flexible booking options and personalized itineraries, we’re here to ensure your fishing trip is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Let’s create unforgettable memories and maybe even catch the big one. The waters of Clearwater await!

Hear from Our Happy Anglers

Don’t just take our word for it; hear what our guests have to say. From the thrill of the catch to the beauty of the surroundings, our testimonials reflect the exceptional experiences provided by our charters. These stories of adventure and excitement are what motivate us every day to continue offering the best Clearwater fishing charters out there.

Contact Us

For more information or to book your next fishing charter, reach out to Skinny Water Charters. Our friendly team is ready to answer any questions you may have and help you plan the perfect fishing trip. Whether you’re seeking tranquility or adventure, let us guide you through the rich waters of Clearwater for an unparalleled fishing experience.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

How much does it cost to go deep sea fishing in Clearwater?

When planning a deep sea fishing trip in Clearwater with Skinny Water Charters, you’ll find our rates competitive for the unforgettable experience we provide. Our charter costs vary based on the duration of the trip, the type of fishing you’re interested in, and the number of people in your party. Generally, prices can range from a few hundred dollars for a half-day trip to more for a full-day adventure. We aim to offer personalized experiences, so we encourage potential guests to reach out directly for the most accurate pricing. Remember, the value you receive isn’t just in the fishing itself but in the expert guidance, local knowledge, and personalized attention that makes your trip truly memorable.

Is charter fishing worth the money?

Absolutely. Charter fishing, particularly with Skinny Water Charters, offers more than just a fishing trip; it’s an immersive experience. With over two decades of expertise, Capt. Craig Lahr brings an unmatched level of local knowledge and fishing skill that can significantly enhance your success and enjoyment. You’re not just paying for a boat ride but for guidance to the best spots, equipment advice, and the thrill of targeting a wide variety of species. It’s an investment in memories and experiences, making it well worth the expense for both seasoned anglers and beginners.

Is fishing good in Clearwater?

Clearwater is renowned for its fishing, and for good reason. The diverse habitats from the nearshore waters to the deep sea provide a rich fishing ground for a variety of species. Depending on the season, you can target everything from snook and redfish in the shallows to grouper and tarpon in deeper waters. Our charters are designed to make the most of these conditions, offering guests the best possible chance to hook into the action. Plus, with Capt. Craig’s deep understanding of local fish patterns, we aim to put you right where the fish are biting.

What fish is in season in Clearwater?

The beauty of fishing in Clearwater is the sheer variety of fish that can be caught year-round. However, certain times of the year are better for specific species. Spring and summer bring tarpon season, a favorite among many anglers for the sheer thrill of the catch. Snook, redfish, and trout are popular targets in the shallower waters throughout much of the year. Come fall and winter, we see more action with species like mackerel and some larger grouper moving closer inshore. To understand what’s biting during your intended visit, always feel free to contact us for the latest fishing reports.

What opportunities does Clearwater offer for fly fishing enthusiasts?

Clearwater, with its diverse marine ecosystems, provides some excellent fly fishing opportunities, especially for those interested in flats fishing. The shallow, clear waters are perfect for sight fishing, making it a thrilling challenge to stalk and cast to species like redfish, snook, and even tarpon. At Skinny Water Charters, we have specialized gear and local knowledge to guide fly fishing aficionados to the best spots. Whether you’re a seasoned fly fisher or looking to try it for the first time, we can tailor the experience to fit your skill level, ensuring an exciting and rewarding adventure on the waters of Clearwater.

Fishing Resources

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) – The FWC website provides information on fishing regulations, licenses, and conservation efforts in Florida waters.
  • National Sea Grant College Program – The Sea Grant Program focuses on marine research, education, and outreach, offering valuable resources on sustainable fishing practices.
  • Take Me Fishing – Take Me Fishing is a comprehensive resource for anglers of all levels, providing tips, techniques, and locations for a successful fishing trip.
  • National Park Service – Fishing – The NPS website offers information on fishing in national parks, highlighting regulations and conservation efforts in protected areas.
Skinny Water Fishing Charters

(727) 204-9626
198 Seminole St

Clearwater FL 33755 US


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